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Yes, Mobile Apps Must Comply with COPPA Rules


Mobile app developers will likely bear the brunt of the impending crackdown by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for illegally collecting data on children and violating COPPA.

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Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Instructional Video

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The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program is a truly integrated privacy program that provides parents and children with the ability to manage their personal information that a website obtains from them, and gives companies confidence that the information they obtained from children is compliant with COPPA.

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FTC Rejects Bid To Mine Social Graph To Verify Parents’ Identities


Citing evidence of fake Facebook profiles, the Federal Trade Commission said today that it had rejected a company’s application to draw on the social graph in order to confirm people’s identity.

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Want to Comply With Online Privacy Laws for Kids? Good Luck!

Many developers began holding their breath when changes to COPPA, the federal rule related to children’s online privacy, went into effect in July. Pretty much every app catering to children under 13 was in violation of the law, complained people across the software industry, and it was only a matter of time before the federal government would start handing down big fines.

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Businesses Must Protect Childrens’ Online Data — Or Pay

An update to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) expands the umbrella of items businesses must secure and keep private for children under the age of 13.

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The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online

Parenting is always challenging, and sometimes parents are divided on different topics. One of those topics that can be divisive and is highly talked about is internet safety. Today, children of all ages are exposed to the internet through school and friends. Even as young as kindergarten children are being taught classes on technology, including internet search engines. Those who provide information, games and other media online know it too. Children are targets of marketing campaigns, statistical data and more.

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Is Giving Parents a Voice in Their Child’s Privacy So Hard? Not Really…

The Federal Trade Commission recently amended rules governing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to afford greater protections to a child’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

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FTC Enacts Revised Children’s Online Privacy Rule

After two years of working on it, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has implemented the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, giving parents greater control over the online collection of their children’s personal information.

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Child Privacy Online: FTC Updates COPPA Rules

FTC's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 expanded to regulate behavioral tracking, plus geolocation data, photos, videos and audio recordings made by kids under 13.

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Self-Regulation for Companies in COPPA Safe Harbors

What if your company had a buffer between it and the Federal Trade Commission, just as it’s enacted tough new rules in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)—someone who could pick up the phone and ask agency staff a question on your behalf, or provide you with warnings on non-compliance before a government investigator knocked on your door?

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